The Sixth International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems 2009 (ISWCS’09)
Siena-Tuscany, University of Siena, Italy, September 7–10, 2009
Technical Co-Sponsorship by IEEE Communications Society
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Plenary Talks

"CSP’s profile and its research activities in wireless technologies"


CSP - Innovazione nelle ICT is a research body focused on experimental development and industrial research according to European R&D legislation. Its mission consists in applying scientific and technological research in order to develop the innovation potential locally as well as for business and Public Administrations. Focusing moreover on innovation and technology transfer working closely with local universities, CSP’s mission is applied to different and original environments.

  • Development of innovative programs and projects where Information and Communication Technologies are "applied" to practical use in Living Labs: real local users in real life environments together with researchers, firms and public institutions look together for new solutions, new products, new services or new business.
  • Technology transfer for Public Administrations concerning emerging technologies and more recently digital convergence.
  • Creating new stable relationships and synergy with the academic world for exchanging knowledge and mutual experience through setting up permanent, technological and application labs.

CSP’s R&D area investigates and studies basic, infrastructure and application technologies as well as the new processes made practicable by their use. It also acts as an incubator for "applying research" in the strict sense as, thanks to thematic labs, the scientific and technical bases of emerging technologies can be understood and practical activities can take place that are adapted to real scenarios based on current "case studies" and near future predictions. Management oversees the following three R&D areas.

  • Communication Networks area: it deals with the convergence of the next generation networks. Main topics are Ad-Hoc Networking, C2C/C2I Communication, Cognitive and Software Defined Radio, Broadband Wireless Access.
  • User and Embedded Systems area: it deals with networks, architectures and applications for Digital Terrestrial Television (keyword are MHP/STB, DVB-T/H, HDTV, IPTV, P2P Broadcasting, Digital Radio Mondiale), and with “embedded systems”, micro systems and user equipment belonging to the “consumer electronics” family (topics are Media Systems/Domo, Embedded and Micro Electro Mechanical System, PIC Systems, Digital Radio).
  • Application-oriented Architectures and SW Platforms area: it deals with web technologies and IT security. Main topics are Human Computer Interface (i.e. Multi-touch and surface computing systems), Digital libraries, GRID, Application architectures and Watermarking techniques, Digital Identity, Digital Right Management systems.

In particular, this talk will present an overview on main wireless technologies CSP in working on: Mesh networking, C2C/C2I, Cognitive Radio and SDR.


Roberto Borri is Vice Director and Director of Research and Development at CSP-Innovazione nelle ICT in Turin, Italy. He is designated representative of the Piedmont Regional Council on the CNID (Digital Italy National Committee), in the Workgroup for the Technical Area and Network Development. Roberto is also member of the Regional Workgroup for the Transition to Digital Terrestrial Television in Piedmont in the context of the 2007 Framework Agreement between the Piedmont Regional Council, the Ministry for Communications and the DTTV Association.

Roberto received the Diploma in Information Science in 1977. Before joining CSP in 1999, he was technical manager for network operations for CSI-Piemonte and site manager of Cray system for Centro di Supercalcolo Piemonte in Turin. Previous positions include working as manager of LAN services and WAN connectivity IP/DECnet for CSI-Piemonte, and systems analyst and manager of the CAD/CAM laboratory at the Politecnico di Torino.